Blog > Mike's Top 10 Coolest Timber Frames > Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#9

Top Ten Coolest Timber Frames by VTW (according to Mike)–#9

By Mike McLaine on November 21, 2014

Proceeding a little bit to the North and East from Kerhonkson, NY (where we built the McCarthy Pergola) you end up in the little village of Adams, MA.  We built some trusses for a private residence for what (in my humble opinion) is the 9th coolest timber frame by Vermont Timber Works:  the Daignault Residence. Check out the rest of The Top 10 Coolest Timber Frames (According To Me) here!

Arch Truss

Arch Truss Design with Glulams and Heavy Timber

We worked with Westall Architects and James Turgeon General Contracting out of Williamstown, MA for this project.  To get such a sharp radius out of solid timbers we had to build the arches out of glulaminated beams, while keeping the top chords, king posts, and webs out of solid timbers.

The glulams arrive at our yard, and are taken off the tractor trailer by our very competent crew.  I’m not sure who’s on the Hyster, but it very well could be me…

Glulams taken off the truck with a forklift

Glulams arrive at our yard

After all of the members are layed out and hand-cut by our crew, we put a coat (or two) of finish on the timbers.  Our stain-world guys are the best!

Trusses finished in shop

The arches are stained in our shop

Once all the pieces are cut and stained, we put the trusses together for delivery.  Nice haircut Kellin.

Truss pre-assembled

Truss is assembled in our shop

The trusses are shipped on an oversize truck to the jobsite.

Oversize truck load

Trusses are shipped assembled

One day I’ll tell you the story of what happened on this jobsite with Tom, a ladder, and the drill…ah memories.

Truss installation

Here come the trusses!

This is one of my favorite shots–they look so small from a distance!

Truss installation

Truss flying through the air

When all was said and done, the trusses look great in place.

Great Room Trusses

The view from the Great Room is spectacular

Great Room view

Another view from the Great Room

I love that mantle, too.

Entry Truss

Front porch truss

Stay tuned for #8…

Thanks for stopping by our timber framer’s blog! If you like this home, or have any timber work questions, we invite you to get in contact, ask an expert, or share your thoughts in the comment section below.

About the Author

  1. WARREN WRIGHT says:

    looking to build timber home like on the show country buck. We been looking at different companies like pioneer out of B.c

    • Sandy Connolly says:

      Hello Warren, please give a call to discuss your project, we are happy to be considered for your timber frame home!

  2. Delores Lyon says:

    Wow, those are some really fantastic looking trusses right there! I am really into the classic style that they have. They look really good with the rest of the house! It is also really nice to see how the trusses are made, shipped and installed– it definitely takes a lot of work to put them in!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Vermont Timber Works